Aretha Franklin News

Dee Dee Bridgewater, Arturo Sandoval and More Set for the Blue Note, Aug 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

Blue Note Jazz Club, one of the world's most iconic jazz and blues venues based in Greenwich Village, is proud to announce an impressive schedule of artists for August 2014. (more...)

bergenPAC to Welcome Michael McDonald and Toto, 9/3
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014


This Week's New Classifieds on BWW - 7/28/2014
by - Jul 28, 2014

This Week's New Classified Listings on BroadwayWorld.com for 7/28/2014. (more...)

Shoshana Bean Set for for Marty Thomas Presents DIVA at Industry Bar Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

Marty Thomas Presents DIVA features a rotating cast of dynamic female talent paying tribute to the greatest over the top icons throughout history! From Cher to Whitney, Mariah to Britney, you'll hear them all every Monday night at Industry Bar. There's never a cover and the show is always brand new. (more...)

Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons to Play Hanover Theatre in Worcester, 11/5
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

Generously sponsored by Herb Chambers Toyota, FRANKIE VALLI & THE FOUR SEASONS is coming to The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts in Worcester on Wednesday, November 5 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

BWW Interviews: DTH's Dance Master Keith Saunders Talks Ballet and The Legacy of Harlem
by Katricia Lang - Jul 28, 2014

'America's not used to seeing a black face in this particular art form,' says 16-year-old Naazir Muhammad about ballet. He should know. He and his twin brother, Shaakir, both practice ballet at the American Ballet Theatre School in New York. Both are aware that ballet is expected to have a certain face. The Dance Theatre of Harlem defies these expectations. Because of this, the company is special in two ways. It is innovative and radical in existing as well as being innovative and radical in dance. Aretha Franklin en point? You never. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Dance Theatre Of Harlem is Soul En Pointe
by Katricia Lang - Jul 28, 2014

Last week, The Dance Theatre of Harlem (DTH) presented a classic but eclectic program of four ballets at the Miller Outdoor Theatre. To my surprise, they gave me something I could feel. The performance reminded me that ballet can be fun, art should be communal and a coloratura soprano singing 'Domine Deus, Rex caelestis' is just as electrifying as James Brown singing 'Mother Popcorn.' (more...)

Bassist Chip Shearin to Release 'Truth Be Told' Single from HOW I LIVE ALBUM This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

Los Angeles based, North Carolina native Chip Shearin may not be a household name, but you've felt his presence and heard his bass playing as the original bass player who played the iconic bass line for Sugar Hill Gangs, 'Rappers Delight!' (more...)

Photo Flash: N'Kenge Joins Indianapolis Symphony for 'CLASSIC FM' Concert
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

N'Kenge (Motown: The Musical, Sondheim on Sondheim), reunited with Pops Conductor Jack Everly to perform as a soloist with the Indianapolis Symphony in a new concert CLASSIC FM: RADIO HITS FROM THE DECADES. Below, BroadwayWorld has exclusive photos from opening night! (more...)

Bassist Chip Shearin Debuts New Single and Forthcoming CD on Innervision Records
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

Los Angeles based, North Carolina native Chip Shearin may not be a household name but you've felt his presence and heard his bass playing as the original bass player who played the iconic bass line for Sugar Hill Gangs, 'Rappers Delight!', The bass line that American Band Stand's, Dick Clark said ...”you may not know the rap but they're singing the bass line all over the world!”.. Rolling Stone Magazine's #2 best rap song ever! And the first to chart on billboard and triggering a billion dollar industry. All resting neatly on Shearin's iconic bass line! (more...)

Fox Theatre Recognized Among Leaders in Worldwide Ticket Sales
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

Atlanta's historic Fox Theatre is recognized as a Top Stop for Mid-Year 2014 by leading entertainment trade publications Venues Today and Pollstar Magazine. The Fox Theatre ranked second in the world for concert ticket sales, among similar-sized venues, in the Venues Today 2014 "Mid-Year Top Stop" rankings for the second consecutive year for facilities of 2,001-5,000 seating capacity. The city's landmark attraction is also ranked third in Pollstar Magazine's midyear list of Top 100 Theater Venues for Worldwide Ticket Sales. (more...)

Cheryl Barnes and Johnny Britt Set for HOT NIGHT OF COOL JAZZ, 8/16
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

A fresh and powerful new voice on the contemporary jazz scene, Cheryl Barnes (www.cheryldbarnes.com) - whose new full-length album Listen To This is scoring airplay everywhere from KCRW in Los Angeles to WNVW (The Wave) in Cleveland - will be sharing a 'Hot Night of Cool Jazz" with renowned R&B/Jazz singer Johnny Britt on Saturday, August 16 in Port Hueneme, Calif. (more...)

The Pacific Symphony Presents KENNY G, 8/23
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

Sultry, sweet sounds of saxophone superstar Kenny G mellifluously meld with the full orchestra, when Pacific Symphony delivers a jazz-infused summer evening of music, led by guest conductor Albert-George Schram. In a recording career that spans three decades and 23 albums, the Grammy Award-winning Kenny G has sold more than 75 million records worldwide (45 million in the U.S. alone) and enjoyed more than a dozen climbs to the top of Billboard's contemporary jazz chart. By grafting elements of R&B, pop and Latin to his smooth jazz foundation, Kenny G has solidified his reputation as the premier artist in contemporary jazz. Having made his debut with Pacific Symphony in February 2013 for a romantic Valentine's Day weekend celebration, Kenny G returns to Orange County on Saturday, Aug. 23, at 8 p.m., to perform at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Irvine as part of Mercedes-Benz presents Summer Festival 2014. (more...)

Electric Youth to Give Free Concerts in Franklin and Norfolk, 7/30-31
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

Just back from a three-week concert tour of Austria and Italy, Electric Youth (EY) will perform free outdoor summer concerts on Wednesday, July 30, from 6-8 p.m. on Franklin Town Common and on Thursday, July 31 from 6:30-8 p.m. on Norfolk Town Hill. (more...)

Jazz Legend Kenny G to Perform at Pacific Symphony's Summer Festival, 8/23
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

Sultry, sweet sounds of saxophone superstar Kenny G mellifluously meld with the full orchestra, when Pacific Symphony delivers a jazz-infused summer evening of music, led by guest conductor Albert-George Schram. In a recording career that spans three decades and 23 albums, the Grammy Award-winning Kenny G has sold more than 75 million records worldwide (45 million in the U.S. alone) and enjoyed more than a dozen climbs to the top of Billboard's contemporary jazz chart. (more...)

N'Kenge Joins Indianapolis Symphony for CLASSIC FM: RADIO HITS FROM THE DECADES Concert Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

N'Kenge (Motown: The Musical, Sondheim on Sondheim), reunites with Pops Conductor Jack Everly to perform as a soloist with the Indianapolis Symphony in a new concert CLASSIC FM: RADIO HITS FROM THE DECADES. The Orchestra will take audiences on a musical journey through four decades of hits up and down the FM dial - from Elton John and Billy Joel to Aretha Franklin, Chicago and more! The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra presents its 33rd annual Marsh Symphony on the Prairie summer season at Conner Prairie Interactive History Park. (more...)

Powerhouse Vocalist Sari Schorr and Her All-Star Band at The Cutting Room, 7/31
by Stephen Hanks - Jul 12, 2014

On the heels of her exciting recent performances at Brooklyn's Shape Shifter Lab and Manhattan's Metropolitan Room, powerhouse vocalist Sari Schorr will next appear at The Cutting Room (44 E. 32nd Street, NYC) on Thursday, July 31 at 7 pm. Supporting Schorr will be her all-star band The Engine Room, featuring Rob Paparozzi on harmonica and vocals, Pete Levin on keyboards, Jerry Marotta on drums, John Cariddi on guitar, and Sue Williams on bass. With a distinctive sound and a 5-octave range that draws from her roots in blues, rock and jazz, Schorr will debut a selection of explosive songs from her upcoming CD. The Cutting Room show will also feature drumming and recording legend Bernard 'Pretty' Purdie, who with his indelible sound will revisit some classic moments in funk drumming history, while also offering up some fat new grooves on songs written by Schorr. (more...)

Muscle Shoals Live & Lisa Fischer to Return to Park City, 8/3
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2014

Casting a well-deserved spotlight on artists who typically do not take center stage (but clearly should do so more often), Muscle Shoals Live: The River That Sings returns to Park City for an encore performance August 3. Inspired by two remarkable 2013 Sundance films, "Muscle Shoals Live" and "Twenty Feet From Stardom," Park City Institute's Teri Orr teamed up with Muscle Shoals' Jesse Boyce to curate a concert featuring an outstanding collection of under-sung musicians hailing from a hotbed of talent and stardom known as the "Singing River;" Grammy winner Lisa Fischer (think jaw-dropping "Gimme Shelter" duet with Mick Jagger) tops the billing. This signature St. Regis Big Stars, Bright Nights concert starts at 7 p.m.; gates open at 5:30 p.m. at Deer Valley Resort's Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater. Lawn and reserved seating tickets are available. (more...)

BWW Recap: SYTYCD Takes Trip to Broadway with ON THE TOWN, HEDWIG's Spencer Liff (Updated with Pictures & Special Announcement)
by Matt Tamanini - Jul 10, 2014

This week's SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE had a very Broadway feel to it with Josh Bergasse, the choreographer of the upcoming ON THE TOWN revival, staging a Top-20 routine to the show's anthem 'New York, New York' (the one by Bernstein, Comden, and Green, not Kander and Ebb). As we learned last week, this season's winner will earn a spot in the musical's ensemble. While some people, including @Actor_Friend, don't like this idea, remember, the last network show to give away roles on Broadway brought us Laura Osnes, so let's reserve judgment, just in case a reality show brings us more Broadway royalty this time. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Jul 09, 2014


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